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Abandoned Disneyland

Pictures from an abandoned amusement park in China.  I don’t know why, but I have some weird fascination with urban (and not-so-urban) decay.

Sixty Years Of Number One Hits

This week, the powers that be have been officially keeping track of hit singles in the UK for 60 years.  In order to celebrate, the fine writers at the Guardian have selected one #1 single from each of the last 60 years and dissected them for your perusal.  Feel free to contribute to the conversation by nominating your favorite.

Fare Thee Well, Doc Watson

Sometime in 1998, I drove down to Bristol, Tennessee / Virginia, with some friends to the Birthplace of Country Music.  We were there for the 70th anniversary festival and congressional awarding of the ‘27-‘28 Bristol Sessions, and, most importantly, to see the headlining show by Doc Watson (with grandson Richard).  Probably won’t be too many other shows to knock that one out of my top ten most memorable concerts.  Thanks for the great music, Doc Watson.

CineChamber at the Mutek Music Festival

Although this looks seizure inducing, it also looks awesome! CineChamber at the Mutek Music Festival Montreal (from May 22, 2012 to June 03, 2012) is a ten-screen ten-channel audio/ video installation.  Filmmakers & musicians include Paul Clipson with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Markus Popp with Masako Tanaka, Christian Fennesz with Lillevan, Vladislav Delay with AGF, Daniel Menche and more! More information can be found on the Mutek Festival Homepage. [vimeo 41445606 600 400]

The Composites

The Composites is a great blog of composite sketches of literary characters all done by using a commercial law enforcement computer program.  Read more on the project in this article from The Atlantic.